Council of Thieves - Collins 2013
Pontia is a slightly heavyset and physically powerful woman. She’s a mixture of Chelaxian, Taldan and Varisian, with somewhat darker skin than is usually seen in the Chelish heartland.
Female human fighter 7
LN Medium humanoid (human)
Init 9 armor)
hp 38 (7d10)
Ranged light crossbow +7 (1d8)
Before Combat Pontia doesn’t enter combat unless she expects to win, as she believes her knowledge of the situation is usually too valuable to risk. If she can’t easily overpower her opponents or they are likely to slip away forever, she waits for backup before starting a fight.
During Combat If playing for time, Pontia uses Combat Expertise. If her opponents are lightly armored, she uses Power Attack and Cleave to finish the fight as quickly as possible.
Morale Pontia retreats if brought under 20 hit points or if circumstances change so that she no longer believes she’s going to win.
Str 16, Dex 10, Con 10, Int 14, Wis 14, Cha 12
Base Atk +7; CMB +10; CMD 20
Feats Cleave, Combat Expertise, Cornugon Smash, Improved Critical (longsword), Improved Disarm, Improved Initiative, Power Attack,
Weapon Focus (longsword), Weapon Specialization (longsword)
Skills Diplomacy +7, Intimidate +11, Knowledge (local) +9, Knowledge (planes) +3, Perception +9, Sense Motive +9
Languages Common, Infernal
SQ armor training 2, bravery +2, weapon training (heavy blades +1)
Combat Gear +1 longsword, potion of cure light wounds; Other Gear +1 full plate, 49 gp
PC Gear Replace her armor with +2 full plate and sword with a +2 longsword. Add a belt of physical might (Strength and Dexterity +2), a cloak of resistance +1, potions of cure moderate wounds (2), +1 bolts (10), elixirs of truth (3), a potion of delay poison, a potion of disguise self, and 490 gp;
Suggested Traits Egorian School Apprentice, Threatening Defender
Pontia has risen quickly in the Order of the Scourge, where she has specialized in apprehending dangerous criminals, including murderers, high-ranking guild thieves, kidnappers, and slaving operations running outside the law. She often investigates the suspects herself, and has developed a sophisticated network of informants in her home city, with a few others elsewhere. If the Order’s common informants don’t stumble onto the evidence she’s discovered, she’ll usually have her own contacts nudge the Order’s informants in the right direction. As far as the Order is concerned, Pontia is strictly an enforcer, not an investigator, and she doesn’t see any need to divest them of that notion, especially since she’s found that one of her Hellknights superiors is not quite as disciplined as has been supposed, which she wouldn’t have discovered if he had any suspicion of her talents for analysis.
Pontia is a slightly heavyset and physically powerful woman. She’s a mixture of Chelaxian, Taldan and Varisian, with somewhat darker skin than is usually seen in the Chelish heartland. The Varisian part of her heritage shows in her wavy black hair and her generous smile (though she displays it only rarely). Pontia spends most of her time in her armor—she wants to be ready for combat at any time, and it deters cutpurses and others who might otherwise prey on a lone traveler on the street.